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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In Memory of Children

This has been a difficult week, not just in Newtown, CT but all over.  We are a universe spilling over with sorrow.

In Camden, Maine there is a beautiful, peaceful sanctuary created in 1960 by a woman named Helene Bok.  It is called the Vesper Hill Children's Chapel.  The Chapel and grounds are sacred, natural, a lovingly-tended landscape of flowers and green lawns, full of bird song, and with views of the sea.  There is a plaque that dedicates the chapel.  The most loving tribute I can think of, struck like the rest of the world in profound and speechless sadness, is to share this with you all. I like to think while climbing their staircase to heaven, the 20 children of Newtown have many stops such as this along the way.

To read the plaque, click on the image for larger version.